Becoming an expat is as exciting as it is frightening. A life in a new place can bring all kinds of new things and issues to deal with: cultural differences, sorting out health care, cost of living, finding proper schools for children, learning the language, establishing a social network, finding the hippest place to dine and getting to know about places where you can take your kids...


Becoming Nashvillian is the story of a Swiss family and their journey on how to settle in Nashville and explore Music City. It gives guidance, ideas and inspiration on how to make the most of this adventure.

#1 Dozen Bakery

Almost everywhere else in the world, bread in some form is the centerpiece of the meal. You can get pitas in Greece, tortillas in Mexico, naan in India, focaccia in Italy, baguettes in France and pretzels in Germany. But here in America it seems not alwa...

Personally, I think that there is no better place to buy fresh, local produce than a farmers’ market and Nashville has plenty of options for stocking a healthy fridge and pantry. Living next to Sevier Park we are very lucky to have the 12 South Farmers Market just arou...

The task of creating a home in a different country is not always easy. The first thing we had to decide even before we left our home is whether or not to bring our own furniture.

The pros of bringing your own furniture with you

#1 It will save you the hassle of buying ne...

No Matter wether I am looking for a last minute birthday gift or just want to browse around a little bit to get inspired, White's Mercantile is definitely one of my favorite picks. Located in a renovated gas station on 12 South Ave, White's offers a wonderful selection...

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We are a family from Berne, Switzerland who moved to Nashville in July 2017. Ever since we have been trying to get familiar with the American way of living and even more with working off the list of things you have to do before you can officially call yourself a Nashvillian...


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